Quinoa with Peas and Onion Recipe
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Quinoa with Peas and Onion Recipe

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“I make this a lot for my son, who’s a picky eater. He loves it!” Lori Panarella — Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Recommended: Grandma's Best Suppers
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 174 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from the heat; fluff with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir into cooked quinoa. Add the peas, salt and pepper; heat through. Sprinkle with walnuts. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Look for quinoa in the cereal, rice or organic food aisle.
Originally published as Quinoa with Peas and Onion in Healthy Cooking December/January 2010, p15

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[email protected] User ID: 8002122 243382
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2016

"Made this with red quinoa. Would make a lovely Christmas dish. Very tasty!"

peacharmadillo User ID: 3329993 102086
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2013

"I've tried several quinoa recipes lately and had almost given up on the grain. While this one tasted a lot like peas, it's mildness and versatility did renew my hope for quinoa."

elaineae User ID: 3082225 102085
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"I didn't even add the nuts and it was very good. I will make again and try adding other things."

pastiepie User ID: 1062574 173380
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2012

"I also added some shredded carrots."

michelletheprincess User ID: 6415848 186923
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2012

"This was the first time I tried quinoa, so I didnt know what to expect. It turned out very good, but I did have to add some seasoning salt. I will definetly make it again:)"

parksville User ID: 1598935 185247
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"Have prepared this quinoa dish a few times and find it very tasty. Made half the recipe and reduced the salt to 1/8 tsp. Replaced the walnuts w/ toasted pine nuts. Yum, yum, it's even good cold."

joedebfry User ID: 265172 187778
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2011

"Simple, healthy, easy! I'll make this often."

Pina1551 User ID: 5988863 187747
Reviewed May. 17, 2011

"This is my first time having quinoa and it is fantastic! This is a perfect and easy recipe when you need to cook up a quick sidedish, it's light, healthy and has a wonderful nutty taste! I will definately be making this again:)"

twhite67 User ID: 1729693 118675
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2011

"My family loves this recipe. It is has a simple flavor. It doesn't overpower anything else on the plate. It is a perfect side dish. I also use chicken broth instead of water which really adds to the flavor. T It is excellent the next day which is good because we love leftovers."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 145652
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"This had no taste at all. Very bland - even after I added Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese."

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